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Location: 301 N Main St Ste 300, Ann Arbor, 48104 MI
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Grant Applicant - applied in 2020
Their program staff is very willing (even eager) to talk to prospective grantees, however, you have to ask the right questions to get deeper information. They have a range of different grants, some are more time-consuming than others.
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Current or former grantee
Some of the applications are more arduous than others, but it seems like they've been listening to grantees over the years and have made the process less time-consuming and require less additional documents/attachments, especially during this COVID era.
Their mission is pretty broad-- to enrich the quality of life in Washtenaw County. I think they do a pretty good job of that, especially in regards to funding ALL of Washtenaw County (Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, etc.), not just Ann Arbor.
The community grantmaking program (the smaller pots of money from interest groups or small family foundations) seems well-intentioned, and they try to not make it too much work. But it's gotten to a point where there's A LOT of applicants for such a small amount of money. I think these funders would be better off just selecting projects they are passionate about rather than having nonprofits go through a Hunger Games style battle in order to compete over such a small amount of funding. It doesn't seem worth folks time, especially being required to attend an info session/ webinar in order to apply.
We've received a couple grants over the years. In some cases, we've received the full amount requested, in others, it's been less.